From the barren Ladakh to the lush green Kerala, these magical destinations just become even more beautiful when it rains. Monsoon holidays in India are surely a lifetime experience. The exotic locations leave you spellbound with its beauty. The hills and mountains get carpeted with lush greenery, the lakes overflow with sparkling water. The waterfall sceneries become heavenly to make you fall in love with Incredible India. Here are the best monsoon travel destinations in India.
1. Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya
Second wettest place on the planet, Cherrapunjee practically receives rains throughout the year. If you love the ferocity of the rains, then you have to visit Cherrapunjee during monsoons, covered with vast landscape and hills. It makes for an exciting monsoon trekking trip. You can also find the unique orange flower honey here and don’t forget to try the Meghalaya tea which is quite different to the Assam or Darjeeling tea. The double decker tree bridges are one of its kind experience that one can have the best in the late monsoon when the greenery is in full bloom.
2. Munnar, Kerala
Munnar is truly a paradise in God’s own country. With silvery mist, incredibly vast tea gardens, lush green hills, romantic atmosphere and pleasant climate, this hill station is truly one of the favourite tourist places in India during monsoons.
Spot some exquisite wildlife at Anamudi. It is also the highest peak in the western ghats, enjoy some nature walk at beautiful lakes in Devikulam. You should visit the Attukal waterfalls.
3. Lonavala – Maharashtra:
During the monsoon while Maharashtra become the hot spot for nature lover, Its Sahyadri mountains ranges awake from a sleep to sing and dance with the rain. The mountain ranges of Sahyadri offers some of the best waterfalls of the country along awesome climate and beautiful natural scenery to capture. Lonavla is well known for its greenery during the monsoon with astonishing waterfalls and ponds. Monsoon getaways of Maharashtra includes places around Pune like Matheran, Mahabaleshwar, Malshej Ghat. These places hold special attractions for adventure and nature lovers. Monsoon in Maharashtra bring breath taking view of its numerous ghats spread across the states. The long tail waterfalls and lush greenery around make them look awesome.
4. Agumbe, Karnataka
Agumbe is known as Cherrapunji of the South. It is perhaps better known to a generation of television viewers as Malgudi. It is the fictional town of RK Narayan’s Malgudi Days. The TV series based on the stories was filmed right here and the house that was protagonist Swamy’s home stands proudly in this tiny town. Even if nostalgia is not your thing, Agumbe has a lot to offer.From waterfalls (Barkana Falls, Kunchikal Falls, Jogigundi Falls and Onake Abbi Falls) that spring to life and trekking trails (ones to Theertha Falls and Nishani Gudda) that invite trekking enthusiasts from all over — there is a lot to do in and around Agumbe!
Mustard-yellow tinted villas, old colonial houses, cobble-stoned streets and a surfeit of seafront cafes and bars—the postcard-perfect city of Pondicherry lures you in with its old-world beauty and quaint charm. The wet months add a dash of romance and create a cool ambience in the city. Which makes Pondicherry a must visit monsoon destination in India. Walk along the pristine serene yet wild beaches, visit Auroville and try delectable French delicacies.
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